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PH soon to get P87M from US for damage to Tubbataha Reefs

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This handout photo taken on January 19, 2013 and released on January 20, 2013 by the Philippine Western Command (WESCOM) shows an aerial shot of US Navy minesweeper, the USS Guardian, as it remains trapped on the Tubbataha reef after it ran aground on the western Philippine island of Palawan. AFP FILE PHOTO

The P87 million payment of the United States for the damage caused by its Navy ship to the Tubbataha Reefs off Palawan is now on its “documentation stage,” a Palace official said.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese poachers moved to Palawan prison

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chinese fishermen

Twelve Chinese nationals convicted in August of poaching in the Tubbataha Reefs were transferred Friday morning to the Iwahig Prison, a minimum security prison facility on the outskirts of this city, to serve their sentence.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, Japanese ships to conduct naval exercises off Palawan

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The BRP Ramon Alcaraz. US EMBASSY FILE PHOTO

Philippine and Japanese ships are set to conduct a naval exercises in the waters off Palawan on Thursday, a Navy official said.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH urges US to pay for Tubbataha damage

USS Guardian AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday it would continue to pursue its talks with the United States in getting full compensation for the damage that a US Navy ship caused when it ran aground on Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park last year.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The Palaweña’s ‘tubig’ export business

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SHI says one must work hard, take some insults sometimes.

Palawan used to be known as a dumping ground for lepers (Culion) and prisoners (Iwahig). Throughout the ’50s, nothing much changed.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

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